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Please Explainthe Huygens' Principle.

Please Explainthe Huygens' Principle.

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dev bhatnagar
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13 years ago

Christian Huygens, a contemporary of Newton's, thought light was a wave and proposed a theory or principle that is still useful in understanding the propagation of waves.

Huygens' Principle is that every point on a wavefront is the source of new wavelets and the new wavefront is the envelope of these wavelets.

As a wave encounters an obstruction - like a slit edge - the new wave bends around this obstruction.

                                 

 

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